New Resources to Get Started with .NET MAUI

Matt Soucoup

On May 23, 2022 the .NET Multi-platform App UI, or .NET MAUI, was released to general availability. .NET MAUI gives you a first-class, cross-platform UI stack targeting Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. And we’re excited to announce several different ways to learn .NET MAUI. Whether you already have vast experience building cross-platform apps from the Xamarin days or are a brand-new cross-platform developer, there’s something here for you.

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Let’s Learn .NET MAUI

We have several different resources to teach you .NET MAUI. We have workshops, Learn modules, videos and podcasts. Each vary on how in-depth they go and which aspects of .NET MAUI development they cover. Pick and choose what you need or use them all – you’ll learn a lot either way.

  • Build mobile and desktop apps with .NET MAUI this Microsoft Learn path consists of 7 modules ranging from an introduction to .NET MAUI, to creating a UI with XAML, all the way to storing local data with SQLite, and more. Everything you need to know to get a jump-start on your .NET MAUI app. Microsoft Learn is a free hands-on, self-paced training that teaches you how to develop what you want on your time.
  • The official .NET MAUI docs! Take you .NET MAUI apps to the next level with the official Microsoft documentation.
  • .NET MAUI Learning Challenge compete against your friends to see who can finish the most .NET MAUI Learn modules! Challenge open until June 23, 2022!
  • .NET MAUI for Beginners video series. Follow along with 8 short videos that will teach you how to get started with .NET MAUI and Visual Studio to build your very first cross-platform desktop and mobile app.
  • .NET MAUI Workshop follow along with a workshop that takes you from building the business logic of a backend that pulls down json-encoded data from a RESTful endpoint to creating a .NET MAUI app that displays that data in many different ways and fully theme the application.
  • Let’s Learn .NET MAUI episode. Every month we feature a new episode on learning an aspect of .NET and in June 2022 it’s .NET MAUI. Get a full introduction to build native, cross-platform desktop and mobile apps with .NET.
  • Awesome .NET MAUI is a curated list of samples, tools, and libraries that will make your .NET MAUI development life easier. Curated by Javier Suarez Ruiz, an engineer for .NET MAUI.
  • .NET MAUI Podcast join hosts David Ortinau, James Montemagno, and Matt Soucoup as they give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of building .NET MAUI itself… and a ton of other news for .NET MAUI developers from the world of .NET MAUI, Visual Studio, and Azure.

Summary

We wish you luck on your .NET MAUI learning journey. Do you want more learning topics? Different topics? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Marcin J 0

    Hi, I would like to see a tutorial when you create MAUI app on Mac and run it on physical devices (iOS and Android) as it’s not as straightforward as it was/is with Xamarin – (especially iOS devices fail to build due to ios-arm64 error so .csproj files changes are needed; maybe it was fixed in latest VS Preview – haven’t checked yet).
    At the moment all I have seen is Windows + Android emulator…
    Thanks

    • Vladislav Antonyuk 0

      I described it in my article: link

      See section Issues.

    • Matt SoucoupMicrosoft employee 0

      Thank you Marcin! I will pass that along to the docs team.

    • Matt SoucoupMicrosoft employee 0

      Thanks James. An entire series on Azure + MAUI is on the backlog. Auth is definitely a part of that.

  • Fergus Huang 0

    Hi, I hope microsoft can simplified the steps to make 3rd party library binding (maybe by AI, machine learning, just an idea. Or something like Remobject Element that can interact with JVM/Cocoa directly). MAUI is still using the way same as Xamarin to make binding, and it’s quite difficult and painful and make people gave up, especially when the 3rd party library has dependency on other 3rd library.

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  • DMtfl 0

    Is there anywhere out a tutorial how to implement login with user/pass in MAUI ? With Token-Auth and social-login or REST Api login? (Apple/Google/Microsoft/Facebook/etc…) So that you can implement a app with user-relevant information.

  • Cafer Gazi KOÇ 0

    Are you sure it’s released to General Availability? It is described as a stable version, but it is still only available with a VS2022 preview version. NET MAUI is not ready and Xamarin will be out of support soon. It puts developers in a very difficult situation.
    I see that many developers have to turn to different solutions in new projects and I feel sad. I hope MAUI will be included in the stable VS2022 version as soon as possible.

    • Iain Carlin 0

      Great question Cafer – I too would like to know a date when VS2022 17.3 will come out of preview and into release. I’m also not keen on yet another version of Visual Studio residing on my machine to be able to start using MAUI.

      Given it was originally promised for end of 2021, when .Net Core 6.0 was released, it seems to be taking a long time to reach a stable version.

      • Roberto Ceccarelli 0

        And also it does not support all platforms as Net Core 6: where is Linux?

  • Kevin Marois 0

    Matt, I have asked this question on a few different .Net MAUI forums, and no one seems the have a decent answer.

    I get that with MAUI you can publish to Windows, Android, and Mac. The demo app shows the SAME UI being run on all 3 platforms. That’s NOT a real world example. In a real production app the UI’s for the different platforms are NOT going to be the same.

    For example, I’m working on a large WPF app for a construction company. It has dozens of UI’s and View Models. There’s also a Xamarin Android app which is a collection of smaller UI elements that contain specific pieces of functionality from the Windows app, like a task list, uploading files, etc.

    I created the WPF app and Xamarin app as two different projects in the same solution. Many of the UI’s from both share common view models, like the Login view. The view may be different on both platforms, but the VM is the same and can be shared by both. They also share common data models, API Proxy, and repo. That solution architecure works great.

    But in MAUI, it seems like ALL the UI is contained in one project, and the only answer I’ve gotten is to use compiler directives to decide what UI to show based on the environment the app is running on. That feels like a workaround.

    So, what is the right way to organize a MAUI app given a similar design?

    • Kevin Marois 0

      Matt,

      Just following up to see if you had any thoughts on this

      Thanks

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